Currently, TheHurd is not in a usable state yet, but you can still install it, if you just work a bit and already got linux working. You have to use ["GRUB"] to boot (["LILO"] doesn't support ["Mach"]), which is a good thing anyway. Prepare a <1Gib Linux partition, and follow the instructions.
?MarcusBrinkmann is the lead ["DebianGNUHurd"] developer.
What the name "Hurd" means
According to Thomas Bushnell, BSG, the primary architect of the Hurd, "Hurd' stands for 'Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons'. And, then, 'Hird' stands for 'Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth'. We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms." (from the ["GNU"] HURD webpage)
General Hurd Resources
["GNUHurd"] homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd
["DebianGNUHurd"] homepage: http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd
Savannah HURD page: http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/hurd
Sourceforge HURD page: http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/hurd
Console translator work (Kalle's page): http://stekt.oulu.fi/~tosi/gnu/hurd
- OSF Mach docs:
OSF Mach docs (manpage format): http://www.grawk.net/~nick/docs/cmu-mach-man.tar.gz
Code browser (in progress): http://teleport.medri.hr/~docelic/hxr/http/search
[http://hurd.gnufans.org/ The HURD Wiki].
[http://www.pick.ucam.org/~mcv21/hurd.html The easy guide to installing Hurd on a Linux box].
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